Why The Dose Matters For Early Allergen Introduction

A crucial factor to consider in early allergen introduction is dosage -- how much you feed your child of each allergen. Learn why the dose matters for food allergen introduction.

  • The amount or how much you feed your child of each allergen is important for effective yet safe food allergen introduction.
  • Offering too little of an allergen won't be effective and on the other hand, offering too much of an allergen increases the chance of an allergic reaction.
  • Introducing allergens one at time follows AAP guidelines for safely introducing new foods.
  • Ready, Set, Food!'s evidence-based, stepwise dosage follows the landmark clinical trials and AAP guidelines for effective, safe introduction of food allergens.

Landmark research has shown that introducing allergens early and often is crucial for every baby. But how can parents follow this new research at home to ensure these same benefits? One of the many important factors to consider is the dosage, or how much you feed your child of each allergen, and the schedule, or how that dosage should change over time.

Here’s why the dose matters for early allergen introduction:

Evidence-Based and Effective Dosing

For early allergen introduction to be effective, it's important to study the new research on allergen introduction for dosage recommendations. Many families struggle with following dosage schedules for multiple allergens at the same time and that's why we've done all the hard work so that families can rely on our evidence-based solution. Ready, Set, Food! uses the exact protein amounts studied in the landmark clinical trials, which has shown up to an 80% reduction in rates of food allergy. Learn more about our clear, evidence-based approach to dosage in the chart below. 

Maintenance Weekly Dosage in Landmark Clinical Studies v. Early Allergen Introduction Systems

Graded System Maximizes Safety

Our system starts with an ultra-low dose before gently increasing to the amount used in clinical studies.  As a result, the initial allergen exposures are much more gentle than what families typically feed their infants. For example, our initial doses are equivalent to less than 1 teaspoon of yogurt or cow’s milk, 1/8th teaspoon of peanut butter, & 1/250th of a cooked egg.

Stepwise Introduction 

Lastly, our stepwise approach to early allergen introduction allows families to introduce one allergen at a time over several days, which follows recommendations from the AAP and CDC.     

Ready, Set, Food! Is Pediatrician-Approved and Trusted by Moms

Because we've developed a product that’s not only safe but also effective, we’ve earned the trust of both pediatricians and moms alike. Over 1000 pediatricians and allergists already recommend Ready, Set, Food! in their office; learn more about our endorsements from the medical community here. Furthermore, our medical advisory team is comprised of nationally recognized allergists and pediatricians, who oversee product development as well as our outreach to the medical community.  You can see the bios from our medical team here.

In addition, we’re proud to have the support of moms who know that Ready, Set, Food! gives their child a safe and easy method to introduce allergens. Read testimonials from Ready, Set, Food! families here.   





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